Atlanta Rapper MPR Tito Explains Why His Studio Sessions Are So Expensive
Hailing from the East Side of Atlanta, the “Honor” rapper creates anthems for the street, motivating you to get out and get to the money.
The 29-year-old describes his music as unique, aggressive, and raw — sounding like nobody else but himself.
After three successful EPs, Tito continues to stay locked in the studio perfecting his craft. Most recently dropping the “Honor” visual, he teases fans with the announcement of his new EP MPRB.
AllHipHop: Being from the East Side of Atlanta, what were you seeing growing up?
MPR Tito: Shoot, the same thing everybody else seen in the ghetto. Just poverty, tryna make it out the ghetto. Everybody’s struggling, tryna get some money and make ends meet. The typical thing that everybody’s seeing on the block, I’ve seen junkies. My mama tryna get us out the hood and everything. That’s how I started caring about rapping because I started seeing what it could do.
AllHipHop: At what point did you realize this music thing was for real?
MPR Tito: About a year or two, I’ve been taking it seriously. Me and the homies. The moment I started, I ain’t never doubted myself or second-guessed it. That’s just how I am. I don’t think “oh should I do this?” No, I’m doing it because I know I can do it and they’re rolling with me.
AllHipHop: You just dropped “Use Too,” what inspired this one?
MPR Tito: My brother Rocky, he had passed. Actually, I made this song sitting in LA. I was in LA for about 3 months, I came back feeling good on the lean. That was my getaway song, and it was very different. I told you I’m raw and gangsta, just be gangbanging on every song. That one was very different, show people I can do some different music.
AllHipHop: You say “trap all my lie I’m not gon’ retire.” You still in the streets?
MPR Tito: What? For life. In the streets 4L. Can’t forget it, that’s what made me. I still got people in the streets so I go back. That’s my ultimate goal, to get everybody out the streets.
AllHipHop: What’s that going to take?
MPR Tito: Me keep working and keep praying. Getting to where I know I need to be at in life. I don’t care what it takes, I’m gonna do whatever it takes. Hard work and dedication just to get where I gotta go, for my family and my friends.
AllHipHop: What’s your relationship with Hoodrich Pablo Juan?
MPR Tito: That’s my brother. I don’t see him the way everybody else sees him. We came from the same apartments, came from the same struggle. I’ve been with him since day one, so I see Hoodrich as family. Never going anywhere, we family. That’s my brother, that’s all I see him as.
AllHipHop: What’s the best advice he’s given you with this music s##t? Because he’s been killing it.
MPR Tito: Believe it or not, I don’t ever tell him but he’s really a GOAT in the music. He’s got bars, I really look up to him. I don’t tell him that ‘cause he’ll get big-headed. He basically be helping me out with my music, telling me to keep working and don’t never give up. He be telling me certain moves on how to move, how to deal with certain things in the rap industry. It’s a blessing to have my brother as a mentor, as a GOAT by my side.
AllHipHop: 3 things you need in the studio?
MPR Tito: Percs, can’t record without Percs. You need Percs, a vibe, and the best weed you can find — and you gon’ make a hit.
AllHipHop: Are you concerned that you have to record with Percs?
MPR Tito: See I need it, I guess ‘cause I’ve been through so much in my life.
AllHipHop: I know people who can’t record high. Ohgeesy (Shoreline Mafia) said when he’s high, he can’t record.
MPR Tito: That’s hard, ‘cause I need it. That’s why I can’t do nothing but respect it. For them to not need it, they prolly saving money and everything.
It costs so much for my session. You gon’ need a four, a zip. It probably costs $2,000 before you start rapping, just getting high. It’s just a vibe to me, I don’t think it’s a problem. I don’t just pop ‘em to pop ‘em, pour a drink just to drink.
Soon as you feel how you feel, watch how you get in there and start working. You gon’ get three songs.
AllHipHop: Anything to let us know?
MPR Tito: Just basically put ya’ll on to MPR Tito here, that’s what’s rollin’. MPR rollin’ with a B at the end. Be looking for my new EP MPR with da B.